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of materials for stephen colbert. today he returned the favor testifying before a house subcommittee in character as a faux commentator. not the strangest thing that's ever happened on capitol hill, but close. congressional correspondent nancy cordes was there. >> reporter: with stephen colbert at the witness table, this congressional hearing felt more like open mic night. >> i certainly hope that my star pow kerr bump this hearing all the way up to c-span 1. >> reporter: the fake conservative t.v. host was invited to testify about the plight of migrant farm workers after he accepted a challenge on his show. >> i >> i'll do it. >> reporter: to spend a day packing corn or picking beans. >> are there any beans in the shade? when you're picking beans you have to spend all day bending over, it turns out-- and i do not know this-- most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? >> does one day in the field make you an expert witness? >> i believe one day of me studying anything makes me an expert. >> it's standing room only in there r
of killing johns hopkins researcher stephen pitcairn won't go to court until january. they're accused of stabbing stephen pitcairn in july. >>> some vindication for a motorcyclist. good morning, andrea. >> reporter: good morning, don. the 24-year-old is facing charges and he dodged a bullet yesterday when the judge through out the felony charges. >> get off of the motorcycle! get off the motorcycle! state police. >> reporter: it's a tape that became a youtube sensation. a 24-year-old air national guard sergeant recorded his traffic stop with his helmet camera. >> i thought that the officer was going to shoot me. >> reporter: he faced several charges for video taping the incident. >> legal advice was taken and they said, move ahead with charges. >> reporter: and they threw out four charges of the indictment and upholding the public's right to record during interactions with police officers. like the one with this police officer. he was caught on tape beraiding a skateboarder at the inner harbor. he was fired last month. >> when the police encounter us, they take the position that what
lincecum got a wake-up call from the diamondbacks, stephen drew, who led off the game with a homer. but in the fourth inning, the giants' pat burrell answered with a three-run shot and san francisco won it 3-1. giants lead the padres by two games in the division. >>> in atlanta the braves honored retiring manager bobby cox for 25 years of service. then derek lowe went to work against the marlins and in the third inning brooks conrad hit a three-run homer as the braves won it 5-1 to stay in the hunt for a playoff berth. >>> now to the american league, and a big night for the twins' delwyn young.çó in kansas city, young homered and drove in a pair of runs to become the fifth twin to hit 20 homers, 40 doubles and 100 rbis in a season. the central division champs won it 4-2.xd >>> in toronto, the blue jays threw cito gaston a retirement party featuring fake mustaches in the dugout and capped it off by the 8-4 win over the yankees. toronto's second baseman aaron off new york's javier vazquez. of when we return, another look at this morning's top stories, and the woman who lied about h
'm not tenured like stephen and neal. i didn't have any power to sway the committee, and melissa knows that. both of you were on her phd committee, so what we're afraid of is that one of you could be next. professor: i was melissa's advisor. i didn't want to see her getting kicked out of the program. that was their idea. it was a unanimous decision, bob. boa vista: well, does this symbol-- does this mean anything to either of you? fleur-de-lis. beyond that, no. melissa walls is not a threat. i don't need a bodyguard. take their protection, bob. i'll look out for myself. (elevator bell dings) officer: i checked the whole apartment. it's clear. (elevator bell dings) (chuckles) i knew they were putting uniforms outside, but i didn't know you were going to be inside the house. yeah. it's just as easy for somebody to get to you inside. that's why i'm here. true. you know, those aren't from, uh, just one woman. (scoffs) okay. no. what i meant was that they're not from a date. they're from a, uh... departmental party that i hosted thursday night. got it. got it. got it. i'm just gonna keep looking aroun
? >> we're a nation of religious illiterates. >> reporter: stephen prothero is a professor of religion at boston university. >> we have a lot of people who love jesus but don't know much about him. we have a lot of people who believe and hope that the bible is the word of god but they don't really bother to read it. >> reporter: and it shows. on average, americans correctly answered 16 of 32 religious knowledge survey questions. >> the three groups that come out on top in this survey are atheists and agnostics, jews along with mormons. >> reporter: at the bottom? >> mainline protestants, catholics and those who describe their religion as just nothing in particular. >> reporter: here's some of the results from the survey. when asked the dalai lama's religion... >> hindu? >> i'm going to say hindu. >> sort sort of middle eastern religion. >> reporter: fewer than half of americans correctly answered that he is... >> buddhist. >> reporter: name of the first book of the bible. >> i don't know. >> reporter: more than a third of americans don't know genesis is the first book of the bible. her
and stephen colbert have announced dueling political rallies near the washington monument the weekend before election day. >> a million moderate march! where we take to the streets to send a message to our leaders and our national media that says we are here! we're only here, though, until 6:00 because we have a sitter! >> couric: stewart calls his event "the rally to restore sanity." colbert's is called "the march to keep fear alive." now back in the '70s there were 19 soap operas on t.v. come monday, there will be just six. >> and now for the next 30 minutes, "as the world turns." >> couric: the first half hour soap began on cbs in 1956 with actress helen wagner saying "good morning, dear." today after 18,558 episodes, "as the world turns" ended its amazing run. >> good night. >> couric: wagner, by the way, earned a place in the guinness record book for playing the same character for 54 years. man, it would be a lot easier if we didn't have to weigh 'em all. if those boxes are under 70 lbs. you don't have to weigh 'em. with these priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service, if it
neighborhoods. ♪ [ music ] >> this is my story >> stephen pitcairn, a hopkins researcher, is robbed and stabbed. milton hill, an elderly church caretaker is shot to death. now police promise more foot patrols. and church members will walk with them more. >> we will stop and pray at every corner. it may not be believable to come. but folks move away when that happens. >> reporter: church members plan to take responsibility for the area four to five blocks from their church. >> we're not going out in enforcement mode. but just to engage our community, let them know, hello, we're here. we're here to help you. we have resources. whatever you need, we're here for you. >> reporter: the churches address many illnesses that link to social ills. they hope to link the people up to that when they get to know them. >> when you try to preach them or tell them what to do, they normally reject you. >> reporter: this is just a block away from where the church was murdered. they say drug dealers kept wires in the lamp post. but that's about to change. the park will be cleaned. money is lined up to p
. >> reporter: the victim suffered a collapsed lung, this is blocks away from july's fatal stabbing of stephen pitcairn. police beefed up controls which helped lead to a quick arrest. >> he contacted ems, contacted the pd. we were able to locate the juveniles and take them into custody. >> reporter: police cannot release the names of the suspects because they've been charged as juveniles. prosecutors are looking over the case to see if the charges will be upgraded. >> wjz will have reaction from commuters coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. >>> baltimore county firefighters are still trying to find the source for a strong odor of gasoline. derek is in the news rom with -- room with more. >> reporter: we have several hundred students that were cleared out of the st. clement school. it was in the 1200 block of chessi-co avenue. workers are vest gadget the odor. bge crews are also at the scene even though the odor is not one of natural gas. >> thank you. the students were removed to the church next door and then dismissed for the day. >>> well, students, staff and faculty at loyola university are mournin
program. he said talks could begin again in october. >>> stephen colbert makes a visit to capitol hill. some congressmen called it a stunt, others thought it brought the attention to my grant farm workers. >> i like talking to people who don't have any power and this seems like one of the least powerful people in the united states are migrant workers who do work and don't have any rights as a result. >> colbert spent a day as a farm workering for his show on comedy central. he was asked to appear by the chairwoman of the subcommittee. >>> a late night appeal springs lindsay lohan from jail. a judge said she could post bail. it would have kept her behind bars until late october. lohan was sent to jail after failing a mandatory drug test required after violating probation on a 2007dui and drug arrest. >>> heading into their home opener against the cleveland browns, ravens rookie kindle makes his first public appearance two months after he fell down the stairs and suffered a skull fracture. he will not play this season, but after he was placed on injured reserve but he did sign his contra
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